Far East Strategic Reserve Navy Association 50th Anniversary badge : Chief Petty Officer L Bailey, HMAS Melbourne II

Accession Number REL34562
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Enamelled metal
Date made c 2005
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960

Circular metal and enamel lapel badge featuring around the edge 'FESR Navy Association' in gold on a white background alongside a pair of Royal Australian Navy crests. In the middle of the badge is the association emblem in gold on a sky blue disc. Surrounding this association emblem is a depiction of South East Asia with the words '1955-2005 50th Anniversary' in gold. The reverse is fitted with a folding pin attachment and dimpled stamping in gold.

History / Summary

This lapel badge was given to those who attended the 50th anniversary reunion for the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) Naval Association in Melbourne between 30 June and 3 July 2005. The design was by Les Bailey and the pins were manufactured in Queensland in a limited number. The FESR Association was formed in 1997. Les Bailey joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on 28 February 1958. He served as both a full-time and part-time member of the RAN until he left on 20 March 1994 at the rank of Chief Petty Officer.